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Angela Sanger


Applications Development Manager, The Microsoft Research - University of Trento Centre for Computational Biology (COSBI)

Location: Trento, Italy


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Angela Sanger - Applications Development Manager at The Microsoft Research-University of Trento Centre for Computational Biology has 15 years' experience in software development and consulting in the United States and Europe. She has 12 years’ management experience delivering software, responsible for all aspects of project lifecycle, in diverse domains (marketing, advertising, bioinformatics, pharma, health, retail, government, entertainment, construction) and specializes in the delivery of complex bespoke software solutions with cross-functional, global teams. Previously, she worked in the pharmaceutical industry for R&D IT in GlaxoSmithKline. She is passionate about “getting it done”, continuous improvement and humanizing work. She is results-orientated with excellent problem-solving and relational skills, plus a native speaker of English and fluent in Italian. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Business Management and Communications from Central College in Pella, IA, USA.

Work experience

The Microsoft Research - University of Trento Centre for Computational and Systems Biology (COSBI), Applications Development Manager
July 2010 - February 2013, Rovereto, Trento, Italy
Full time Product Owner for agile software development team in start-up environment which produced a suite of innovative software tools for insilico modeling, simulation and data analysis of complex biological systems providing solutions for private and public organizations. Team size 9 using Scrum with XP and Lean practices. Scrum coaching in Scrum Master role and testing. 4 weeks professional coaching individually and with team provided by 3 different coaches (Germany, U.S.A., Australia - each with CST & CSC qualifications.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), R&D IT Project Management Consultant
July 2007 - June 2010, Verona, VR, Italy
1 year product owner experience on 2 agile software teams. One team delivered an archiving system for electronic laboratory notebooks, and the other delivered a customized version of the electronic laboratory notebook software for use by Contract Research Organizations (CROs). 1 week professional coaching on TDD. 2 weeks internal training and coaching as part of GSK's pilot program of agile transition plus regular support and coaching by internal agile leaders.


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